Surface Science Day

Surface Science Day - 11th December 2017

Introduction

A one-day workshop on surface science research was held at the University of Liverpool on 11th December 2017.  The workshop covered most aspects of surface science research and was accessible to students and post-docs. The format was a full day of invited speakers who are leaders in their fields within Surface Science, with several tea and coffee breaks to promote interaction and cross-fertilization between sub-disciplines. In addition, there was a poster session, for contributed posters from delegates. Student posters were eligible for entry for the poster prize, which was awarded on the day.

It was a great opportunity for young scientists to establish networks with research leaders for transfer of knowledge and generation of lasting collaborations and friendships. This was the second event of the series. The first one was organised in University of Central Lancashire in 2015We plan for this conference to become a regular event in the North of England.

Delegates at Surface Science Day 2017

Image: Delegates at Surface Science Day 2017

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Programme

09:00

Coffee, registration

 

 

09:30

Welcome

Rasmita Raval, Director of SSRC

The University of Liverpool

09:35

Tautomerization in single Porphycene molecules on metal surfaces

Mats Persson

The University of Liverpool

10:10

Functionalising metal surfaces

Christopher Baddeley

University of St Andrews

10:45

Coffee

 

 

11:15

Lone pair states at the surfaces of oxides of the post transition metals

Russ Egdell

University of Oxford

11:50

Recent advances in the high resolution characterisation of functional macromolecules at surfaces

Giovanni Costantini

University of Warwick

12:25

Physical and chemical aspects of surface chirality

Stephen John Jenkins

University of Cambridge

13:00

Lunch and poster session

 

 

14:45

Self-organised (C60)m-(Au)n magic number clusters- Specific configurations from non-specific interactions

Quanmin Guo

University of Birmingham 

15:20

Exploring complexity in surface supramolecular arrays

Neil Champness

University of Nottingham

15:55

Surface science dynamics on the femtosecond time scale at Central Laser Facility

Cephise Cacho

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

16:30

Coffee

 

 

17:00

Using surface science techniques to understand the formation of stars and planets

Wendy Brown

University of Sussex

17:35

Understanding oilfield corrosion: a surface science approach

Rob Lindsay

The University of Manchester

18:10

Poster prize and closing

Ronan McGrath, Head of School of Physical Sciences

The University of Liverpool

18:15

Refreshments

 

 

Abstracts

Surface Science Day Abstracts Booklet

Sponsors

We are grateful that this is possible through the generous sponsorship.

Hiden

 

IOP

 

Scanwel

 

RSC logo

 

Windsor Scientific logo

SPECS

Committee

Hem Raj Sharma, the University of Liverpool, H.R.Sharma@liverpool.ac.uk
Joe Smerdon, University of Central Lancashire, JSmerdon@uclan.ac.uk
Karen Syres, University of Central Lancashire, KSyres@uclan.ac.uk
Andrew Thomas, The University of Manchester,  andrew.g.thomas@manchester.ac.uk